- NNHS Newsletter -
“Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Today's Newsletter theme is being revisited (with but a few changes in the bonus videos) from only one year ago today, partially because I really like it, but primarily because I'm in a big ol' hurry - plus I'm a slacker!
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZFsC5CupCU - Blue Skies - Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra - C'mon, you had to know I'd give Frank star billing!
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglqFRvEdPw - Blue Skies - Betty Hutton
BONUS #3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr6EldSFwOI - Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald
BONUS #4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkjXieeVSJk - Blue Skies - Jim Reeves
BONUS #5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSCplj40uuY - Blue Skies - Willie Nelson
Written after his first daughter's birth as a song just for her. In it he distilled his feelings about being married and a father for the first time: "Blue days, all of them gone; nothing but blue skies, from now on." #1 for Ben Selvin with five other hits in 1927, besides being the first song performed by Al Jolson in the first feature sound film, "The Jazz Singer that same year." In 1946 it returned to the top 10 on the charts with Count Basie and Benny Goodman. In 1978, Willie Nelson made the song a #1 country hit — 52 years after it was written.
From Dave Arnold ('65) of VA - 08/06/10 - "Update on locations - Class of 1965's 45-Year Reunion - Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES!":
Please post this updated announcement when you have a moment.
Friday evening we’ll meet at the home of Lynn Walker Brothers ’65 and her husband Barry (York HS - '65). They have graciously extended an offer to open their home for the event. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and we would request a $5.00 donation to assist in covering the expenses for that evening if you attend. The change in location was decided when members of the reunion committee thought the original location might not be as suitable for conversation as originally planned. The Brothers residence is located at 304 Dogwood Drive, Newport News. The telephone number is 757-595-4116. We’ll post a map providing directions.
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - significantly updated 08/07/10!
http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - updated 08/03/10!
Thank you, Dave!
From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/30/10 - "BIRTHDAY CRUISE":
BIRTHDAY CRUISE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 20 SEPTEMBER.
I just reviewed my contract with the Spirit of Norfolk. I must give them the final attendee count and final payment no later than 23 September. That means that I must receive your reservation and check no later than 20 September.
However, keep in mind that I cannot guarantee you a seat, after the first 40 seats are reserved.
BOTTOM LINE: Send your reservation now, if you want to be assured of a seat.
http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html - Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk, VA - updated 07/30/10!
- updated 08/03/10!
Thank you, David!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Carole Smith Bennett ('57) AND Eugene Chapman ('57) AND Ruth Ann Reece Horace ('67) of FL!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Etta L. Baker ('57) AND Darlene Willis Marshall (Hampton HS - '68) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
|TODAY IN WWII:
August 17, 1940 - Adolf Hitler declared a blockade of the British Isles.
August 17, 1943 - The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrived in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.
August 17, 1961 - The Communist East German government completed the construction of the Berlin Wall.
August 17, 1987 - Rudolf Hess (b. 26 Apr 1894 in Alexandria, Khedivate of Egypt, Ottoman Empire) died in Spandau, West Berlin, Allied Occupied Berlin at the age of 93 after apparently committing suicide. Hess was the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle.
|TODAY IN 1965:|
|Tuesday, August 17, 1965 - Once again, nothing at all happened - no births, no death, no nuffin'. Can you believe it?!?|
From Norris Perry (Warwick HS - '59) - 08/05/10 - "Vote for Grace (REPEATED)":
This is my daughter Laura's dog in a contest to be on the cover of a bag
of dog food.
Vote every day for Grace. Thanks.
Oh, Laura is your daughter, Norris! Well, that makes it all the more important! When I tried to vote for Grace again today, I noticed the site was trying to pull a switcheroo on me. It tried to persuade me to vote for the wrong Grace! OH, NO!
That's why I've included the link to all the candidates named Grace, along with the image of The Real Grace, lest there be any confusion. As y'all can see, she's a Weimaraner from Richmond.
Vote early, and vote often - or at least cast your allotted daily vote!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/10/10 - "Hi Carol":
Hi Carol - I have not been in touch lately but I made some
photos today on the Peninsula, and I thought you might like to
see some of them.
This is all that remains of BB Park (sigh).
Hope you are well and happy!
Yur Pal - John London
|Tuesday, August 10, 2010|
John Darlin', where have you been?!? I've missed you!
Thanks for this beautiful - and melancholy - image! Now when I go to sleep tonight I'll dream of Buckroe, and it'll all be there in its fifties / sixties glory, restored every whit, just as we all remember it!
From Dale Parsons ('48) of VA - 08/10/10 - "Don't Bungee Jump Naked.":
|A very clean and funny
video I thought all would enjoy performed by Miss North Carolina of
THIS TRULY IS A FUNNY LADY AND SHE USES NO FOUL LANGUAGE, NO BAD WORDS OF ANY KIND. I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY IT.
Here's a laugh for you. Her comedic focus is for seniors. She is HILARIOUS . . . . and her humor is clean! She calls her husband "left brain". . . . so you'll know who she is talking about! She was Miss North Carolina in 1963.
WILD GIGGLES!!! Thanks, Dale!
From George Helliesen ('61) of MI - 08/10/10 - "YOU Got to hear her sing!!":
|WELL WORTH YOUR
NEXT 3 MINUTES--ALL WITHOUT HER FRONT TEETH???
You've got to hear this
little girl sing!!!
WOWZERONI!!! Thanks, George!
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 08/11/10 - "FYI - The new CPR":
|Some of you are
up on the latest in CPR, but I am sending this to everyone so that
you can share it with others. You don't have to take a class to save
a life. Of course, taking a class on First Aid and CPR is never a
waste of time.
God bless you!
Very good information.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFO - THE NEW CPR COULD SAVE A LIFE
This short video will show you exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could save a life, or a friend/loved one you share this video with could save yours one day. Please pass it around. This is the best demonstration I’ve seen, and the simplest explanation.
Thank you so much, Dearest Judy!
From Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 08/11/10 - "Downtown Newport News Book Is Published by our OWN Bill Fox":
For book signing, Bill will be at Costco on Saturday, 14 Aug 1:00 to 3:00 - NN Visitor Center on 8/28 from 10:00 to 1:00.
Thanks, Karrin! The bad news is that I was still out of town last week and not able to announce the book signing, but the good news is that we have mentioned Bill's awesome new book a couple of times recently, and he is now one of our subscribers!
From Richard Dawes (NNHS / HHS - '62) of VA - 08/11/10 -"ten year old - what a voice":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPITHzdUUDk- Jackie Evancho
From the Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX - 08/12/10 - "You've Got to see this Golfer!":
The most touching video that I have
A bit long, but worth the time.
THIS IS TRULY WORTHWHILE WATCHING, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A GOLFER.
Thanks, Ev! Amazing is the word!
From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 08/12/10 - "Stop the presses!":
Ok, Carol - so I
haven't been around for a while. Well, I'm trying to catch up. So
far I'm all the way up to
March 23rd 'Baby
But, someone said this was August already.
At the rate I'm reading the NL's you will be into 2011 before I catch up.
But ... all is not lost - I figgur that if you stopped posting NL's right now I could ...
Well, just think about it, wontcha? Think of all the rest & recreation you could get!
Yur #1 fan - John London
Behold! What is a bell? A bell is that which sounds, far, and high ... It will echo far and wide like the peal of thunder but under utmost purity. And evil men, hearing the bell, will be saved.Kumejima Website
Photographs by J R London (Flickr)
John Darlin', you are such a hoot! I'll tell you what - last week while I was gone to Southeast Missouri should give you a break in catching up - and welcome back!
I just checked your new images on Flickr - they're gorgeous! Nice work!
From Larry Spigel ('62) of VA - 08/16/10:
Wow! The picture of the golf team sure brings back some memories! I am fifth from the left, and although I was never a great golfer, I always enjoyed having the opportunity to play at NNHS!
Thanks again for including me on your list. It's hard to believe how fast the years have passed. I will never forget those wonderful high school days at NNHS. The students, the faculty, and the spirit were truly outstanding! I can attribute my personal success to my magnificent NNHS teachers who prepared me for the University of Richmond and the Marshall/Wythe School of Law at William and Mary. Now I am retired
and enjoy every moment I spend with by beautiful grandchildren!
|1962 Anchor, p. 121|
Enjoy those grandbabies!
From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA - 08/16/10 - "RE: Scans of Senior pix from Anchor?":
Thank you so much, Joe! I do give it my best shot. As I've said for years, I'm planning to have my tombstone inscribed, "Pore thang - she tried!"
From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09, 02/07/10, AND 07/31/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA AND DRAMATIC WORKSHOPS STUDENTS:
Contact Dr. Chambers at email@example.com.
From ArcaMax Jokes - 08/16/10:
A young American tourist went on a guided tour of a creepy old castle. At the end of the tour the guide asked her how she enjoyed it. She admitted to being a bit worried about seeing a ghost in some of the dark cobwebby rooms and passages.
"Don't worry" said the guide, "I've never seen a ghost all the time I've been here."
"How long is that?" asked the girl.
"About three hundred years."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch
gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak
House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News
at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if
you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.
2. Saturday, October 2, 2010 - Evelyn's Birthday Party for Everyone - Canepa Cottage, Buckroe Beach - 2:00 PM. For details, contact Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX at firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/10-02-10-EVELYNS-PARTY.html - OPEN TO EVERYBODY!
3. Thursday, October 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have fiends in that year, go visit with them.
4. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - "TYPHOON TAILGATE - STOKES' REVENGE 2" - from 10:00 AM and onwards at CNU Parking Lot N - SPONSORED BY THE CLASS OF 1966 AND THE SPD; OPEN TO ALL - http://www.nnhs65.com/reunion-page/10-09-10-Typhoon-Tailgate.pdf - http://nnhs65.com/frat-soro-SPD.html
5. Saturday, October 9, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1963 will celebrate their 65th Birthdays at a Party at the Virginia Power Clubhouse, 1701 Waterview at Yorktown from 5:00 PM to 10:PM. For details, contact Susie Overton Jones at email@example.com - CLASS OF 1963
6. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
7. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion. For details, contact Dave Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org - SEE: http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65.html - http://nnhs65.com/REUNION-2010-65-ATTENDING.html - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES, HOSTED BY THE CLASS OF 1965
8. Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:00 to 11:00 PM, Norfolk - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold an evening cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk to celebrate their 64th Birthdays. For details, contact Dave Spriggs at NNHS64@cox.net and SEE: http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964.html -NNHS-64-64-CRUISE-INVITATION.doc - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-RESERVATION-FORM.html - http://nnhs65.com/64-BIRTHDAY-1964-ATTENDING.html - CLASS OF 1964
9. Saturday, April 30, 2010 - The NNHS Class will have a Luncheon. Team Leaders are Mickey Marcella (email@example.com - 757-249-3800), Betty Hamby Neher (firstname.lastname@example.org - 757-898-5099), and Dr. Harry Simpson (email@example.com - 804-694-0346). - CLASS OF 1954
10. Saturday, July 9, 2011 (6:30 PM to 11:30 PM) - The Class of 1971 will hold its 40-Year at Point Plaza Suites and Conference Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News. For details, contact Richard Rawls at Richard@Rawls.com - CLASS OF 1971
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 07/17/10
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
Words and Music by
(11 May 1888 - 22 Sept 1989)
I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on
I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it cant be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do
"Blue Skies" midi courtesy of http://www.freemidi.org/download.html?id_cmp=10414&id=610&Blue+Skies&Willie+Nelson - 08/17/09
"Blue Skies" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyricsfreak.com/i/irving+berlin/blue+skies_20068097.html - 08/17/09
"iamofdoom's" 2006 Image of "Brilliant Blue Skies with Clouds" courtesy of http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2508211700086883959jzZhlU - 08/17/09
Animated Blue Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars1.html )I think...) - 07/25/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/milsongs.htm - 07/07/06
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
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